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Music scores of John E. Hunter, circa 1930-1956 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1951383
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Hunter, J. E. (John E.)
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1930-1956] 
0.30 m. (1 fol. box) 
Summary

MS 9319 comprises 11 music scores as well as a roneo copy of a one-leaf circular headed, Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd. and the Australian Broadcasting Commission "Olympic" composers' competition and a light music composers' competition 1956. This includes a list of winners in each section, though J.E. Hunter won no prize for his composition, "Olympic greeting: Olympic unison song". The music scores in the collection include this composition and the following titles: "Flight o' fancy: song for piano" (two different versions, one written in ink and one printed); "Elfin music: song" (written in ink; words by Alexander G. Steven and music by John E. Hunter); "Elegie" (piano music written in ink); "The chase: waltz" (written in ink); and, "Sonatina in four movements".

Other scores are titled "Spring" (words by P. Lloyd-Smith and music by J.E. Hunter; manuscript in three copies: two in ink and one in pencil); "The overlanders droving, the cattle kicking up dust" (incomplete music ms. and untitled written in pencil); "The call" (incomplete music ms. written in pencil), and "The wax flower (Geraldton)" (incomplete ms. score written in ink with pencil notations). The "Manuscript music book" in the collection includes melodic and harmonic progressions, as well as musical compositions written in pencil (1 fol. box).

Biography/History

John E. Hunter was a composer from Victoria. Hunter's work focussed on songs with piano, though he also composed sonatas and waltzes for piano.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9319.

Subjects Hunter, J. E. - (John E.) - Archives.  |  Olympic Games - (16th : - 1956 : - Melbourne, Vic.) - Songs and music.  |  Composition (Music) - Competitions - Australia.  |  Pianists - Australia - Archives.  |  Composers - Australia - Archives.  |  Piano music.  |  Sonatas (Piano)  |  Songs with piano.  |  Waltzes.  |  Flowers - Songs and music.  |  Choruses, Secular (Unison) with keyboard instrument.  |  Music - Australia - 20th century.
Time Coverage 1930-1956 
Occupation Pianists.  |  Composers.
Other authors/contributors Steven, Alexander G. (Alexander Gordon), 1885-1923  |  Lloyd-Smith, P  |  Australasian Performing Right Association

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